- Umar Audi, a lawmaker at the Borno state House of Assembly, is reportedly dead
- Audi, who represented Bayo constituency, died shortly after being admitted to the hospital
- The lawmaker's sample has been sent to NCDC to ascertain if his death is Covid-19 related
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Barely a week after the death of Shehu of Bama, Borno state has lost one of its lawmakers, Umar Audi, who represented Bayo constituency at the state House of Assembly.
Audi was reported to have passed away on Tuesday evening, May 5, at the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital, The Cable reports.
Legit.ng gathers that the lawmaker was initially rejected because there was no bed space as the health workers claimed the only available space was for any emergency that is childbirth related.
He was later admitted after his family member prevailed over the matter but he gave up shortly after he was admitted for treatment.
“He died shortly after they admitted him. His sample has been sent to the Nigeria Center for Disease Control to certify if the death has anything to do with COVID-19,” the source said.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Emir of Kaura Namoda in Zamfara state, Ahmad Muhammad Asha, also known as Sarkin Kiyawan Kaura Namoda has died. He passed on in the early hours of Sunday, May 3, at the age of 71.
His younger brother, Abdulkarim Ahmad Asha, the Dan Jekan Kaura Namoda, said the emir had battled diabetes and hypertension for a long time.
In a related news, President Muhammadu Buhari has commiserated with the Kano state government and the Council of Chiefs over the passing of Emir of Rano, Alhaji Tafida Abubakar Ila Auta Bawo.
The president's condolence was contained in a statement released by his senior special assistant on media and publicity, Garba Shehu, on Saturday evening, May 2, shortly after the emir's death was announced.
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